David Levin of Vegas Vinyl will likely offer you a bottle of water at his small, minimalist record shop tucked away in a nondescript strip mall south of McCarran International Airport, and his friendliness and eagerness to satisfy suggests he’d give away more if he could. He nearly does: Discount vinyl—we’re talking 49-and 99-cent specials you’d probably find at garage sales if you had time for that—abounds at the barely year-and-a-half-old store, especially the selection just outside the front door. (Just don’t expect those titles to be in pristine condition.) Inside, framed posters of David Bowie and Lou Reed lord over neatly arranged crates of the usual: classic rock, R&B/soul, country, jazz, hip-hop, dance, metal and reggae. Unlike most vinyl stores, the records displayed on the walls aren’t the most expensive, though some collectors’ titles can be found between the CDs and the register—where David typically sits, checking in with shoppers while he flips over that Fleetwood Mac playing on the turntable.
|Venue name:||Vegas Vinyl|
1641 E Sunset Rd
|Cross street:||between Escondido and Spencer Sts|
|Opening hours:||Wed-Sat Noon-6pm|